Marlborough fundraiser brings end to the season
Marlborough Rugby Club will be transformed into the Copacabana for the town’s youth football club end-of-season fundraiser.
The club hosts annual end-of-season player awards but this year it will also be used as a fundraiser for the Devizes Opportunity Centre.
The event will kick off at 3pm on June 14 to coincide with England’s first World Cup Game.
Marlborough Youth Football Club decided to hold a fundraiser off the back of the Gazette’s Give Us A Chance campaign, which their under-11s manager, Mick Kerin, was involved in.
Six months ago his three-year-old son, Paddy, went through intensive therapy at Devizes Opportunity Centre after being diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder and the club is keen to do all it can to help the charity.
MYFC chairman Jon Davidson said:“We decided to do something fun to raise as much money as possible for this great cause.”
One of the highlights of the day will be the Zumba dance-off between parents and young footballers led by instructors from Marlborough-based Movida.
The winning side will then have the honour of releasing dozens of yellow and green helium balloons.
There will also be player and club presentations and football challenges as well as a bar and hog roast.
Money raised through food sales will go to the youth team and drink sales will go to the rugby club. All other money raised will go to the centre.